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Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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How can a cracked skull and bruised brain be treated?

How can a cracked skull and bruised brain be treated?

Non surgical: Depending on the force of the trauma, skull fractures can be associated with bruising or contusion of the underlying brain. Simple skull fractures with small amount of bruising can be left alone and will heal with time. Fractures that break through the scalp, sunken into the brain and causing injury, extensive bruising may need surgery. ...Read more

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There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

Needs examination: Any mass in any part of the body is a concern. It may be a simple lymph node but your doctor needs to examine this and evaluate further by ultrasound or biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the mass ...Read more

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I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

Maybe: it is possible that it is a side effect - headache and skeletal muscle pain does occur but as you have a unique problem you should follow up with your prescribing physician for an exam to ensure it isn't anything else ...Read more

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Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but i bruise easily. Should i be worried about bleeding in skull?

Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but i bruise easily. Should i be worried about bleeding in skull?

See doctor: All i can say without more history and exam is that new onset headaches after head trauma is an indication to see a physician. Only after a detailed physical exam and history will we know the level of concern and what if any additional studies and or treatment is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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2 yo chasing bro today. Tripped & hit forehead on wood stair. Some bruising & small dent if you push it. Acting normal all day. Poss skull fracture?

Possible: If you think that you can identify an area of the skull that moves with pressure on it then a skull fracture is very possible, and a depressed skull fracture becomes a possibility and may need fixation. It is difficult to tell if there is swelling of the skin and soft tissue that can be depressed though. In general this can be cleared up pretty easily in you closest emergency room with an x-ray. ...Read more

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Could you bruise the head of your penis?

Could you bruise the head of your penis?

Yes: But it is rarely significant. If discoloration, pain or deformity of the erect or is persists, see a urologist. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a small bruise on the head of penis, there is no pain as well.

What could be the cause of a small bruise on the head of penis, there is no pain as well.

Impact: "rough" or "firm" impact from intercourse, or occasionally masturbation, can cause an appearance as you describe. It should resolve on its own in a few days. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more